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All 37 Nipomo Restaurants

Jocko's Steak House

125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-929-3565
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Nipomo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food is great and plentiful. My daughter and I had the pork chops and there were 2 large and thick ones. I added the rest of the meal for under $9, and it was still hard to finish. My husband had the spencer and he loved it and can't wait to go back. I knew to split it because... More 

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Nipomo, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First thing is that I live about 7 min. from Jockos, Its an iconic place that people travel to from all over the place. I have not had a sit down dinner here in 12 years because the place is ALWAYS CROWDED. (we usually take the stall sandwich out at lunch) Anyhow, I forgot what I was missing. They do... More 

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Nipomo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Outstanding food. As good a steak as can be found. Make a reservation well in advance. Rx the Spencer or the Filet. Wow!

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Lodi, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First off, let me say, this place is a dive. Not fancy, you'll wait in line to be seated, even if you made reservations but it is SOOOO worth the wait. If you want great food...eat here. If you want great ambiance...go elsewhere. Once you get past the blah atmosphere and noise, Jocko's has a diverse menu, but their Spencer... More 

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Arroyo Grande
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Reservations aren't really honored...you wait 30 to 45 minutes with a reservation. No, none, absolutely no atmosphere. It's kind of noisy. However, if all you're really concerned about is a great steak...you've come to the right place. Their steaks are excellent. Wonderful baked potato and a full meal for one price.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place is an institution! It's not fancy but you won't find a better steak. The "default" size is 20 ounces, even on the filet mignon, but if that's not big enough, get the larger cut for 30 ounces! In addition, dinner starts with salsa, crackers and anti-pasta plate and ends with ice cream and coffee! For $4, share the... More 

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Placentia, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Enjoyed their food but barely ok atmosphere and service. Cafeteria style setting, but great steaks! No need to dress up...just an average place with great food

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Lompoc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I had heard of this place from so many people, so I decided to take my visiting friend there. We had to wait a long time for a seat...thats ok. But when our less than enthusiastic waiter seated us, I got the impression he hated his job. Food tasted good but steak had alot of fat and wasn't worth the... More 

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Nipomo, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The quality and quantity of the Classic Steak American Meal cannot be equaled anywhere I have eaten. Huge well cooked steaks (my wife attests to this since I don't eat meat) or well cooked seafood options with all the fixings will sate the biggest appetite. The only downside is that this is also the busiest restaurant I have ever been... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I consider myself pretty good at grilling so don't go out for steak very often. But Jocko's not only serves remarkably tender, large and flavorful cuts but also grills them up perfectly. The red oak imparts great flavor and I am always amazed how evenly they cook thick hunks of meat. Medium rare all the way through, not charred on... More 

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Additional Information about Jocko's Steak House

Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
Phone Number: 805-929-3565
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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